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[2 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
This Week in Disney News – Disney Springs Update, Disney Cruise Line News, and Marvel Movie News

We start this week’s news recap with some breaking overnight news from the Magic Kingdom.
Last night there was a small fire at the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Fantasyland. According to published reports the fire presumably started after remnants from the nighttime fireworks display landed atop the ride. The Reedy Creek Fire Department was dispatched and quickly put out the flames. The ride reopened later in the evening. No one was injured.
Moving on to the other big news for the week – we found out two of the new …

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[5 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Officially Opens to Public on May 28 at Magic Kingdom

The wait is almost over.
The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is scheduled to officially open to guests on May 28 at the Magic Kingdom.
The family friendly coaster is being called the “crowning jewel” of the New Fantasyland expansion and was dedicated at a press event on May 2 at Walt Disney World.
“Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is both literally and figuratively the centerpiece of New Fantasyland, so we knew it had to be something special,” said Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs during the ride’s dedication. “The attraction appeals to …

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[14 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Whimsical and Contemporary Festival of Fantasy Parade Debuts in March at the Magic Kingdom

The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade is set to debut next month at the Magic Kingdom with 100 performers and brand new floats, all in a tribute to Fantasyland.
The parade is the first in a new generation of Disney Parks parades and includes new technology, a new musical score, and floats that are three stories tall.
“The parade celebrates and pays homage to what the Magic Kingdom is all about,” said Randy Wojcik, senior show director Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Creative Entertainment. “It has the most beautiful floats, enchanting characters, …

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[4 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and the Festival of Fantasy Parade Are Two Highlights for Walt Disney World Guests in 2014

In a few short weeks we’ll be ringing in the New Year and 2014 promises to be a magical year for guests at the Walt Disney World Resort.
The centerpiece of New Fantasyland – the Seven Dwarfs Mine Ride – opens next spring, completing the expansion of the area. The ride is inspired by the 1937 animated classic and takes guests on a musical ride into the mine.
Guests will walk across a stone bridge and through a forest as they come to the attraction’s entrance. After an interactive pre-show guests will …

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[18 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Princess Fairytale Hall Opens Today in Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland | ]
Princess Fairytale Hall Opens Today in Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland

Today was a day fit for royalty of all ages as the Princess Fairytale Hall opened in the Magic Kingdom.
Princess Fairytale Hall is the new home to Cinderella, Rapunzel, and other visiting princesses including Aurora, Snow White, Tiana, Jasmine, and Mulan. And of course, it’s where pint-size princesses and princes can meet and greet these members of the Disney royal court.
Created in the former site of Snow White’s Scary Adventures, there’s nothing scary about this location. The façade of the hall looks like a brightly colored tournament tent with a …

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[7 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Official Opening Date Announced for Walt Disney World’s Princess Fairytale Hall | ]
Official Opening Date Announced for Walt Disney World’s Princess Fairytale Hall

While Walt Disney World’s New Fantasyland officially opened to the public late last year, there are still a few new attractions in store before Fantasyland’s transformation is officially complete. This week, it was announced that the expansion will soon be one step closer to completion, as Princess Fairytale Hall will officially open to the public on September 18.
Princess Fairytale Hall is a new meet-and-greet location that will give guests the chance to meet some of the Disney Princesses. The new location, which features elegant theming with special touches inspired by …

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[20 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Fall Season Brings Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Epcot Food and Wine Festival, and More to Walt Disney World Resort

Whether you’re looking forward to meeting some Disney princesses or having a not-so-scary time celebrating Halloween at the Magic Kingdom, fall is a perfectly magical time of year to visit the Walt Disney World Resort.
The Princess Fairytale Hall in New Fantasyland is scheduled to open soon in the former site of The Scary Adventures of Snow White ride. Guests will be able to meet the Disney princesses in the Fairytale Hall. The location features a castle-like entrance with stone walls and stained glass windows the open into a large gallery.
When …

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[18 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
‘Beauty and the Beast’ Inspires New Merchandise at Disney Parks

Earlier this summer the Beauty and the Beast Vinylmation series debuted to much fanfare with collectors. The series is nearly sold out, but there are more ‘Beauty and the Beast’-inspired products arriving soon at the Disney Parks.
If you’ve visited New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom chances are you’ve seen the fountain outside Gaston’s Tavern featuring none other than Gaston himself. And if you love that fountain as much as Gaston does, you can bring home a statue that resembles it thanks to the art and collectibles team at Disney. The …

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[9 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Reaches Construction Milestone

Although New Fantasyland in Walt Disney World officially opened to the public late last year, there is still one key part of the expansion that is still on the way. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, the innovative new roller coaster themed to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, reached a major milestone in its construction this week, as the track for the new attraction was officially completed.
Disney laid the last piece of track down for the attraction just a few days ago, signifying that a major part of the ride’s construction is …

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[24 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Are Part of the Magic of Fall at Walt Disney World Resort

Today might be the official start of the Monstrous Summer at the Walt Disney World Resort, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look forward to the fun and festive happenings planned for this fall.
Of course, fall at Epcot means the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and this year’s event is planned for September 27 through November 11. Guests will have the chance to sample food from six continents at more than 25 food and beverage kiosks. New to the event this year is the Scottish Marketplace featuring beers, meads, …